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of stonehenge. but first, we travel to southern mexico and jewel of the mayan period. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> most of maya books, there were thousands of them that contacted were burned by spanish fires mostly because they were sacrilegious. there are four or five fragments that exist. they covered history and mathematics. >> for the last several decades, intense focus has been put on the mysterious mayan culture that flourished between the second through ninth century. some say they were prophets of doom. >> this was salvaged by accident almost.... >> archaeologist explains the importance of this broken tablet. >> this was salvaged? >> there was work by the mexican government by archaeologists. when they left some of the locals started digging around and found this monument. >> so from a small site? >> a small site that was mostly destroyed by a cement factory. almost all of the architecture has been ground up into gravel or cement. the main body of the textbook. >> it's only recently been able to be deciphered. only the last few years. >> yes. this is where all the controversy. you can see it's v fairly
an lying to the sun besides the one here in mexico. including stonehenge in england. the great mids -- the great pyramids in egypt. >> what you find in all of these sites endeavour to align structures to the rising of the sun at one or or several of those moments. storytelling in ancient times often involved reverence to the heavens and celestial bodies. >> there are more discoveries hidden in the culture, language, science, and temples we have yet to see. when we return, adam uncovers mysteries about the maya and why the obsession with december 21st. [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. . >>> all of this beautiful architect you are looking at seven or eight percent what is out there. if those trees weren't there you would see 1,000 structures stretching almost a mile buried in the jungle. >> are there more mysteries still waiting to be disc
in the book of revelations. amy kellogg went to stonehenge west of london. there are doomsday scenarios that have been set up and talked about among various civilizations since the beginning of time. up until the end of time. so we explored at least three of the more significant ones. >> steve: and the mayan people, how did they come up with that number? was it just the fact that it's 12-21-2012? >> what they worked on was the movement of the sun and how it aligns itself every 365 days on the winter solstice. that's what they based everything on. it's a fascinating theory. the question is, what happens to your plans on december 22? >> alisyn: i don't know. what does? >> you got all the presents under the christmas tree? is it even significant? we look at all that and the doomsday scenario. >> steve: very nice. stay right here for just a moment. because we want to know what's on your program coming up in 14 minutes. >> brian: america's news room. >> i've got my partner, her name is martha mccallum. >> brian: where is she? >> this is usually the part of the day where either she or i would
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